What Does It Mean To Design Websites Responsively?

Last week I was thinking out loud about the subjective nature of design. It’s only one question about the nature of design that’s crossed my mind lately. Jason Grigsby recently posted some thoughts on the Cloud Four Blog about what makes a design responsive. It’s a good article as well as a good question. How do you define what is and isn’t a responsive design?

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REMs And Viewport Measurements — Why You Shouldn’t Use Them Yet

Designing for the web means designing flexibly. It means dropping absolute measurements and adopting relative ones like em and %. There will be exceptions, but for most things you should be using relative measurements.

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Thoughts For The Future Of Responsive Images

What’s the best way to approach responsive images? Is there a best size image to use? A best resolution? How about a best format? We have so many things to think about when it comes to images and responsive design. I’d like to offer a few other things to think about that ideally make answering many of the questions we now ask easier.

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Responsive Images — Solutions To Our Problems

When it comes to all the different responsive image solutions out there, I have to admit I find myself generally confused about what they are and which one I might use. It seems like every other day someone posts a new solution to cure our responsive image issues.

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Responsive Images — The Issues We Want To Solve

One of the first web design problem I was asked to solve had a lot to do with images. My client was a photographer with a slow loading site. Naturally the site was image heavy given the subject matter, but the person who had developed it compounded the problem by creating images where none were necessary.

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